So I finally took a trip to Walt Disney World this past weekend. Oh man, it was the trip of a lifetime. The parks were everything that I imagined they would be. I figured that the best part of the trip was going to be a ride. Splash Mountain is definitely worthy of a “way to go” here; but the best part of my trip was actually something unexpected.
On Main Street in the Magic Kingdom there’s this shop called Arribas Brothers. They have the most beautiful glass sculptures I’ve ever seen. They even blow the glass right there in the shop! I must have spent a good 45 minutes watching one of their workers go, and the artistry of it all is just mesmerizing. We met a group from Ohio and the husband-wife team are the owners of a Cleveland home remodeling company called Northeast Ohio Home Renovations, and they were talking about how glass blowing was how they met. Long story, but it was really sweet. I didn’t expect to talk about glassblowing while at Disney World, but the universe does strange things.
Anyway, I’ve been looking for a new hobby for a while now, and I’m wondering if artistic glass blowing might be the way to go. I doubt I could ever be as good as the Arribas Brothers, they had a castle that they were selling for almost $40k! It could be a fun and calming hobby though, so I think I’ll give it a shot. Time to do some online research!